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Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency (CRA) and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency, though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until the nation's bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.

Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company best known for the bond ratings it provides investors.
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Fitch expects the company to continue its strong operating performance with high-single digit revenue growth very likely over the intermediate term.
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The report can be found on the Fitch Ratings web site at www.
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Since RAP CD's launch in mid-July 2006 Derivative Fitch has signed up a number of investors to the service globally, including BAWAG PSK, Deutsche Postbank, Shinwa Bank, Taishin Finance Bills Corp, TD Securities and WGZ Bank Ireland.
The initial industry results included in this Special Report are just a few of the key metrics that Fitch will be using to assess each financial guarantor's capital adequacy and insured portfolio quality.
Pro forma for the divestiture of the Health Group, Fitch expects Kodak's total liquidity (cash and committed credit facility availability) will increase to approximately $3.
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Fitch expects GWO's disciplined approach to its markets, and sound management of key earnings drivers to continue to produce strong product margins and earnings performance.